Acanthopsis horrida

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Acanthopsis horrida (Nees) Nees
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ACANTHACEAE
Synonyms
Acanthodium plumosum E.Mey., Acanthodium plumulosum E.Mey., Acanthopsis trispina C.B.Clarke, Dilivaria horrida Nees
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/08/18
Assessor(s)
H.M. Steyn & L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread and common species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld and Namaqualand, from the mountains of the Richtersveld to the Kamiesberg and the Namaqualand coastal plain near Hondeklipbaai.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Sandy quartzitic soils and granitic gneiss, 170-1200 m.
Threats
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats that are likely to lead to this species' extinction.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Acanthopsis horrida NeesLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Acanthopsis trispina C.B.ClarkeData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Clarke, C.B. 1901. Acanthaceae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis V Section I (Acanthaceae-Proteaceae):1-92. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.


Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Steyn, H.M. and Van Wyk, A.E. 2016. Taxonomic notes on the shrublet species of Acanthopsis (Acanthaceae, tribe Acantheae), with two new species from South Africa. Phytotaxa 244(2):145-160.


Citation
Steyn, H.M. & von Staden, L. 2016. Acanthopsis horrida (Nees) Nees. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/25

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